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by Benethi
8 Sep 2015, 10:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain

To clarify for my tired old brain........ Leg pain doesn't manifest when cycling Cycling problems are........ destroying left pedals left bum bone dent bigger than right Precisely! I suspect they could be linked in the sense that they may both be caused by e.g. me putting more weight on my left sid...
by Benethi
8 Sep 2015, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain

Cheers. I wouldn't mind having a pound for every time I have heard "there is nothing wrong with my bike fit, but I get this pain" :wink: Seriously though, if you have persistent pain that sounds like good evidence that something is wrong..... Just to clarify, I have no pain on the bike, li...
by Benethi
8 Sep 2015, 12:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain

but more importantly so when I park I lean the bike on the pannier rather than scratch the paintwork. I'm confused by this one though! having the pannier on the left would surely be more useful for this?! Because a post, tree etc will scratch the right hand side of the bike when leant against it, s...
by Benethi
7 Sep 2015, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain

Fascinating. When I am riding with 1 pannier I put it on the right so I am creating a larger obstacle for cars to drive round That being the same reason I put it on the right - I do find I get a lot more space due to the perceived extra width but more importantly so when I park I lean the bike on t...
by Benethi
7 Sep 2015, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Single panniers, pedal bearings, saddles and leg pain

Hi, When riding to work etc I usually have one pannier on the right hand side. Is this liable to do any damage? I have noticed that I seem to always destroy the bearings on my left hand pedal at a rather rapid rate. I replaced my M520s back at the end of March, and within four months or so/1500 mile...
by Benethi
17 Dec 2014, 10:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: a bit of good news: bit of a smoking ban ..
Replies: 44
Views: 17660

Re: a bit of good news: bit of a smoking ban ..

The people who smoke while their kids are in the car are likely to smoke watching TV anyway. So I'm not sure how much harm will be prevented. It's a bit nanny state for minimal public health gain. And it won't be enforced. Even taken with a pinch of salt the following is quite alarming "Resear...
by Benethi
22 Sep 2014, 9:50pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen: old Scott 'mountain' bike
Replies: 0
Views: 1676

Stolen: old Scott 'mountain' bike

My Scott Vail Mountain bike, which I have owned since 3rd March 2000, and ridden many fantastic miles on, was this weekend stolen from our garden shed :cry: It had far more sentimental value than monetary. I've had it nearly half my life! Rigid carbon fork. Dynamo wheel and lights. Black Topeak rear...
by Benethi
18 Jul 2014, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why are many anti TDF on here?
Replies: 58
Views: 3528

Re: Why are many anti TDF on here?

I'm not on here regular enough to have posted any tour hating posts, but I'm sure if I was I would have done ;) (only between the lines mind) I enjoy getting out on my racer in lycra occasionally, though first and foremost I'm a commuting/shopping/getting about/touring cyclist. Oh I do a bit of moun...
by Benethi
17 Apr 2014, 10:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: one bum
Replies: 41
Views: 2074

Re: one bum

Definitely need to re-educate wife and/or find another, there are actually women out there who have more bikes than you do.... as well as a wardrobe with several different types of shoes (for different occasions). :lol: And a pair for each bike Lol you know me so well..... :lol: And I still look at...
by Benethi
4 Apr 2014, 12:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: So it's the road that's dangerous, not the users ?!!
Replies: 41
Views: 5065

Re: So it's the road that's dangerous, not the users ?!!

If roads cannot be dangerous why is it that there are often complaints on the forums of potholes causing accidents? I do agree by the way, and was quite amused during my tour of Ireland of the number of signs warning me of 'dangerous bends'. Ride or drive for the condition of the roads, they are not...
by Benethi
25 Mar 2014, 11:34pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: The 2x2 Test
Replies: 94
Views: 2465

Re: The 2x2 Test

this is I'm sure a really stupid question... but what's a "length of 2 x 2"?! As far as I can see it's simple: I wear a helmet for motor racing I don't wear a helmet for driving to work I wear a helmet for mountain biking I don't wear a helmet for riding to work I wear a helmet for walking...
by Benethi
10 Feb 2014, 7:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In the Library...
Replies: 7
Views: 20363

Re: In the Library...

So they're not trying to suggest that the latest sporting craze is combat between motorists and cyclists then? :D
by Benethi
10 Feb 2014, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In the Library...
Replies: 7
Views: 20363

In the Library...

Went down to the library today, and had a look around.
Was quite worried to see these three subjects all put together:
motor cycling combat.jpg


:shock:
what are they trying to say?